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By Steve Jepson
We need a benchmark test file to compare systems with.
By Rossjk
Hi guys,

Running archicad 21 & 17 on a brand new Ryzen 7 1700x/B350/Win 10 system, and have not been impressed at all with the performance :(

Sure rendering is lightning fast but when working in both Archicad 17 and 21 its just so laggy and unresponsive - like delays when selecting objects, choosing layers, deleting items, de-selecting objects etc. Panning around is super smooth though.

Everything else absolutely FLIES on this pc (MS office, cinebench, corona benchmark, photoshop, gaming etc etc)

Have had lots of back & forward with graphisoft support and the only thing they can think of is that archicad isn't optimised for the AMD Ryzen cpu instruction set.. can post their response if anyone interested..

And if anyone wants some kind of benchmark done let me know.. and keen to hear about anyone else on Ryzen and how its going for them?

Cheers :)
By Mise7
Hi guys.

This might sound like a cliché but it seems that there´s different thoughts on the Ryzen 7-

The latest in this thread was a negative one, in comparison to earlier posts...

Im just about to buy a gaming rig for my ArchiCAD Home office, and AMD Ryzen seems to be the best buy!

Right now I´m heavily underpowered when rendering with cinerender (and rebuilding complex 3d documents) But I would not like to comprise with lacking when selecting objects, and doing standard operations!

Also I´m rendering with Indigo Render from C4d, and for this part I need a videocard with lots of RAM.

So any (more) thoughts on a Ryzen setup (and the gtx 1080 8gb if you´d like) would be appreciated.

Have a great weekend.

If you´re interested then here´s the setup with default config.
(I would upgrade the PSU, cooler, ssd and the motherboard)

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Op til 3.7GHz 8 cores / 16 threads
– AMD Wraith cooler
16GB 2666MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX
Asus Prime B350m-K
120GB Kingston A400 SSD
1TB Toshiba P300 64MB 7200RPM
Corsair TX550m – 80+ Gold
Phanteks P300 – Tempered glass Black
By fabioverissimos
Steve Jepson wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:05 am
We need a benchmark test file to compare systems with.
I've also built an AMD system with a Ryzen 2600.
We could use the Graphisoft example project and a specific publisher set to benchmark the system.

I'm also curious how would a Ryzen 1700 perform as in a bim server system, they are currently a great value cpu!
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By MMontgomery
Hi Fabio -

I'm curious as to how snappy your Ryzen 2600 feels in ArchiCAD. I'm using an Intel i7-2700K (8 years old) and it is very laggy and constantly feels a few steps behind.

I'm waiting for an i9-9900K CPU, but not sure when they will be in stock, so I'm considering Ryzen or Threadripper. Reading some of the other comments about the 1st Gen Ryzen CPUs I'm not convinced the AMD platform would be an upgrade in day to day interaction in ArchiCAD. What has your experience been?
By justdhruv
Just wanted to bump up this thread. Ryzen is on Gen 3 now, and hit 16 cores this month. Graphisoft has had two years and two versions to optimise for AMD.

I wanted to ask,
I know the cinerender will use all the cores. But How many cores can Archicad, Usefully use, for generating sections and updating viewports?

is it worth going for a 12 or 16 core, or is 8 core what archicad can handle?